Risotto alla Milanese


Typical Italian risotto as the tradition of my city wants it. Directly from Milano I send you this wonderful recipe!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¾ cups uncooked Arborio rice

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, divided

  • 1 ½ quarts beef stock

  • 3 tablespoons beef marrow

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon saffron powder

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • salt to taste

  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Melt half of the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Simmer the onion and beef marrow in the butter for about 10 minutes. When the onion is soft, remove the onion and marrow from the pan using a slotted spoon, and set aside. (I like to leave the onions in.)

  2. Saute the rice in the pan over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Stir constantly so the rice will not stick and burn. Stir in one ladle of beef stock, and keep stirring until it is mostly absorbed, ladling and stirring in more of the broth as well as the white wine in the same manner, until the rice is almost al dente. Stir in the saffron, remaining butter, and 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 4 or 5 minutes.

  3. Serve as a bed for ossibuchi or by itself with as much of the remaining Parmesan cheese sprinkled over as you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

834 Calories
35g Fat
90g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 834
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 459mg 35%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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